A Guitar for All Seasons Book/CD

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Bach’s “Sleepers Awake” is a piece I have always wanted to play. This popular melody is actually the accompaniment for a vocal cantata, but is more recognizable than the choral melody that it goes with. What I have done is to make an adaptation of the cantata for solo guitar.

There is a long history of arranging Catalonian Songs for guitar which was perhaps started by Miguel Llobet. I have never seen “La Mare de Deu” though, and it’s a beautiful melody which I have arranged with variations and dedicated to Amalia Ramirez. Almost all of the other of the pieces in this collection are Christmas tunes, though not very recognizable as such, so you can play these pieces all year round. From the Appalachian “Star in the East” to the spiritual “Mary had a Baby”and the Celtic “Maiden and Her Child” you will find this a collection you will keep coming back to. I have not heard a nicer hymn than “Brother James Air” and “Low how a Rose” is a timeless melody. Most pieces have variations written for them.

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"A Guitar for All Seasons

  • Sleepers Awake - JS Bach

  • La Mare de Deu - Song from Catalan
  • King Herod and the Cock - Traditional
  • I Sing of a Maiden - 15th Century English
  • The Huron Carol - Canada
  • Christ is Born - Felix Mendelssohn
  • A la Venue de Noel - Traditional
  • The Wexford Carol - 12th Century Irish
  • Star in the East - Appalachian Carol

  • Mary Had a Baby - Spiritual
  • Hush My Babe, Lie Still and Slumber - 19th Century US
  • Brother James Air - Brother James MacBeth Bain
  • Between Ox and Gray Ass - French Traditional
  • Maiden and Her Child - Ireland
  • Low How a Rose - 15th Century German
  • Champions All sing Loudly - Traditional Basque Carol

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Presented in beautifully scored Music Notation

The music notation is clear and crisp. The pieces are thoughtfully and meticulously fingered for ease of playing. This book will help you to learn the tunes quickly. TAB available at extra cost.

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Comes With a Compact Disc of the Pieces Performed by Allan Alexander

The CD, played by Allan Alexander, gives the musician the advantage of being able to hear how these songs can be played and will make the learning process easier. This is a high quality Digital recording (DDD). In addition to helping the player become familiar with the music, it will also be a source of listening pleasure.

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